YHR TORONTO PROMOTES TOLERANCE IN ONTARIO
YHR Toronto works to eliminate racial discrimination—in an ethnically diverse area.
Every year the York Regional Police in Ontario, Canada, hold an event for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. And every year YHR Ontario is right there with their human rights booth, supporting the York Police’s work to eliminate all forms of hate crime.
This year the event was a multicultural celebration with numerous community groups presenting their activities and performers of all types.
In a country where 19.1 percent of the total population identifies themselves as a member of a minority group, more than 65 percent of whom were born outside Canada, this initiative is vital. In Ontario alone, people come from 250 different ethnic origins.
The Youth for Human Rights materials, made available at the booth and to all attendees, are a perfect tool to educate others on their human rights.
The materials include the What Are Human Rights? booklet, which simplifies the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights into words anyone can understand; The Story of Human Rights documentary; and the YHRI Education Package for educators to teach human rights.
YHR Ontario is proud to support the police in their work to stop hate crimes before they happen by raising awareness of the value of Canada’s cultural diversity and the need for each person to respect the rights of the other—no matter our differences.
WE REALLY WANT TO hear FROM YOU
EDUCATOR, ROUMIEH VILLAGE, LEBANON
“My students enjoyed and benefited from the course, especially the videos that drew their attention, appealed to them and made them think. Now, as an activity coordinator in my community, I want to repeat the experience with our youngsters.”
COMMUNITY COORDINATOR, VILLAGE ACADEMY, NEW YORK, USA
“We believe this resource will be an amazing addition to our curriculum. It will allow us to add additional media to units including videos and pictures which will increase engagement.”
“The materials I have received have been useful to me in developing several projects with my students in which the main resource used was the materials that you made available. Thank you.”
PRESIDENT, YOUTH FOR SUSTAINABLE IMPACT, INDIA
“I have done my best to teach, motivate and influence my own family, friends and my university community about human rights. I conduct sessions in high schools and universities frequently around India. I have gone through materials on your website to help me teach others, and I found them useful.”
TEACHER, MORA INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS, NEW MEXICO, USA
“I used the folders and DVD as background for position papers on specific issues, and I liked how they bring you a solution. I asked the kids to read one human right, then research, and I recommended they use the youthforhumanrights.org website and the UN website. I really want to say thank you for what you do.”
LET’S TALK ABOUT DIVERSITY
Diversity is a blessing. Let’s see the stats on some of the most diverse cities in the world.
population of immigrants in the world (after New York) is in London, dubbed the world’s cultural capital
are spoken in New York, making it the world’s most linguistically diverse city
of the city of Dubai are foreign born
in Singapore are official due to the diversity of the city’s residents
can be found in Amsterdam, one of the most diverse cities in the world
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Join the international human rights movement by becoming a member of United for Human Rights. UHR assists individuals, educators, organizations and governmental bodies in all parts of the world to raise awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.